Sunday, November 29, 2009

Just call him Clark Griswold...

Jay got our outdoor lights finished last week - don't they look great? We attempted to tag-team effort this project, but after having my hand stepped on while steadying his ladder, I lost my patience and decided this project was not for me. I love this time of year and looking at all of the lights. It puts me in a much better mood when it's dark by 5:00 PM when I get to pull into the driveway after work and see this.

Here is a close-up of our front porch. I thought the light-up snowman was too cute to resist! : )

I tackled most of the indoor decorations, the most exciting of which was our new Christmas tree. Jay promised that if we moved into a house that had room for a bigger tree, we'd get one. There is something about a full-sized tree that makes it really feel like home.

(This was our tree last year - cute, but not quite the same effect.)
How are you getting into the holiday spirit?

Thursday, November 5, 2009


We're taking ITBS this week, and here is my favorite quote from the testing thus far.

Student: "Mrs. Schmitz I don't get this problem....

(Reading Aloud) At what stage is a person most likely to become a parent?

The options are:

A) Birth
B) Growth
C) Maturity
D) Decline
E) Death

Teacher: They want to know which one of those stages would you be likely to become a parent?"

With all the confidence in the world he answers, "DECLINE!"

Lol. Yes, friends, we're in our declining years.

Have a great Thursday to all of you declining people out there!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Laugh until I cry...

You know how something hits you just the right way and you get to laughing so hard that you cry?

Cake Wrecks has that effect on me. I discovered this website via some random Yahoo article when I was sick a month or so ago. (Admit it - that's how you get your news, too.) I was feeling so crummy, but Cake Wrecks had me laughing hysterically. It's been a favorite of mine to check sporadically ever since.

The whole premise behind the blog is professional cakes gone terribly bad. Check it out if you need a laugh.

Who knew cakes could be so funny?